Workers' Compensation Programs
Janitorial Advantage programs combine A Rated workers compensation coverage with a suite of superior business services at a competitive all inclusive price.
Janitorial companies of all types may qualify for Janitorial Advantage Programs.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2010 that janitors and cleaners suffered from 46,000 injuries that were severe enough to require time away from work. Janitorial service insurance helped cover their expenses during this time. The most common types of injuries for a cleaner to suffer are musculoskeletal disorders, exposure to harmful substances, slips, trips, and falls. Some janitorial tasks that can lead to injury include:
- Continuous pressure of body parts against a hard surface, leading to musculoskeletal injury
- Using a tool that pulsates
- Bending or twisting to cause a stress injury
- Standing for an extended period of time
- Working in extreme heat or cold
- Using extreme, extended force to perform a task
- Aprons are essential to protect against the dangerous chemicals that janitors and cleaners come into contact with.
- Appropriate footwear with a strong grip is the most effective tool against preventing slips and falls.
- Another option is to place slip-resistant foot covers over work shoes.
- Gloves and other appropriate protection for hands can prevent injuries from sharp tools or caustic chemicals.
- Floor safety signs are also key: Use these to inform visitors and other employees of possible hazards, such as a freshly mopped or waxed area.
- Back injuries are common among cleaners and can be prevented by following proper lifting procedures.
- Protective glasses or goggles are necessary to prevent harmful chemicals from splashing in the eyes.